School already is out down South and it’s going to be a busy summer for at least one new middle school principal in Tennessee.
Kevin Dyson, the Titans former wide receiver (1998-2002), was named the permanent principal at Grassland Middle School in Franklin, Tennessee late last month after serving there on an interim basis.
Although 43-year old Dyson is remembered by most NFL fans for his role in the 1999 Music City Miracle playoff win over the Bills and for being tackled one yard short of the goal-line on the last play of Super Bowl XXXIV against the Rams, Dyson is known differently these days. He received two Master’s degrees in recent years and then last summer earned a Doctorate degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
Dr. Dyson’s dissertation was on the benefits of an online literacy program for 9th grade students in his school district.
“This is a greater accomplishment than being drafted in the first round by the Titans,” Dyson said last August when he received his Doctorate. “It’s my Mt. Everest.”
Dyson was highly praised when he received his permanent school assignment last month.
“Dr. Dyson has served our school well during his interim period and I’ve been especially impressed with the positive relationships he’s built in such a short time,” said Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden. “Teaching and learning matter at Grassland and we look forward to Dr. Dyson leading this great school.” We at NFL Alumni also are impressed by Kevin Dyson’s accomplishments as we are of all you former players who have made education your second career. Enjoy the summer. That school bell will be ringing soon enough!